Questions On The Law And Criminal Justice System

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Chapter 6: Question 2
Alyssa Chamberlain
Bloomsburg University

Chapter 6: Question 2 “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a Court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?” (What, 2015). Today these Miranda Rights are common knowledge, a staple in our Criminal Justice system that binds the rules and regulations together. From the arrest to either a conviction or acquittal, the Miranda Rights have been involved in all of it, but they affect whether or not one thing can happen; an interrogation. According to the dictionary an interrogation is “the action of asking questions or the process of being interrogated.” If the tactics are used properly and ethically, then a confession can be made and a conviction will be the result. But what happens when the case involves a minor, or deception was used? What about the ethical responsibility of the police when it comes to videotaping? These factors may change the outcome of the interrogation and it could be called into question whether or not any part of interrogations are ethical.
Literature Review The third degree, which was a very popular method of interrogation, was basically using torture to get confessions out of suspects. In 1931 the Wickersham Commission found that it was being used all over the United States, and it was…
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